Really great pub that's a complete surprise when you walk through the door. Apart from the big main bar there's a HUGE garden and restaurant, and even a cinema downstairs.... Lovely place.
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Time Out says
Posted: Tue Nov 30 1999
Buried away off Bishopsgate in a cobbled corner close to Spitalfields Market where city suits and Shoreditch collide, the Water Poet is a multi-tasking gem with a bar, restaurant, cool pool parlour, a downstairs theatre and a super-duper sun-trap of a beer garden. Adorned in dishevelled decadence, it’s all down-holstered leather and velvets, gilded metal and myriad chairs on which to flex your pint-curls; from Chesterfields to church pews, school chairs to picture-house seats. There are weighing-in scales as you enter. Not entirely relevant but worth a mention. Clientele range from open-collared city sippers during the week and market meanderers on the weekend.
A bevy of Belgians under the Artois banner, Timothy Taylor and Flowers Original hold the fort on hand-pull and there’s Staropramen and Hoegaarden too.
There's serious sausage action on the bar and BBQ menu, sharing platters and, people say, a rather renowned roast of a Sunday.
Entertainment consists of ‘Witty in the City’ comedy nights every Thursday, the (rather odd) cabaret night on a Saturday while, upstairs, there’s pool and plasmas dotted both inside and out.
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Applies to the weekly lunch menu.
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Water Poet 9-11 Folgate Street
- Venue phone:
020 7426 0495
- Opening hours:
Open Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm; Sun noon-10.30pm
Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail
- 9-11 Folgate Street
- 020 7426 0495
- 9-11 Folgate Street
- Water Poet
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A St Patrick's Day party with traditional music from Auburn Fox and a menu of Irish fare for sale, including a full Irish breakfast, Steak and Guinness Pie and Irish stew served with soda bread. A Guiness Island will be set up in the garden, serving nothing...
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